Thursday, August 25, 2011

Colorado Beer News 082511

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National "Kiss and Make Up Day"! Pucker up and try a sour beer today and share it with the one you love. Get ready for one of the biggest beer fest weekends of the summer. It's Thursday and you're almost to the weekend. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, August 25th, 2011.

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Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver) is getting close to opening their brewing facility in Denver. Sister brewery, Mountain Sun (Boulder) has opened up a new Facebook page to let everyone know about Vine Street's new brews.

Equinox Brewing (Fort Collins) says it's Firkin day! Today's firkin is Señor Delicioso. Mr. Delicious Oatmeal Stout conditioned with lime zest. Muy bueno. The firkin will be tapped at noon.

Hunter's Moon Meadery (Severance) has finally gotten initial label approvals for two of their products. Several more labels are still pending. They are also getting the final paperwork to get Organic certification. Look for their products soon.

Thursday's Trivia Question: Which Colorado brewery creates the following beers? Wildernest Wheat, Paradise Pilsner and McLuhr's Irish Stout?

Los Oasis Latin Grill & Cerveceria (Boulder) was recently written up in 5280 Magazine about their recent opening in Boulder. Check out the article. They offer happy hour from 4pm to 6:30pm every day. They also have a new website:

Great American Beer Festival (Denver) is only 35 days away. What plans have you made for that week? Dave from Fermentedly Challenged will be at the GABF for all sessions. Find me Thursday night on my sampling run. Then the other 3 sessions I'll be pouring beer as a volunteer. Hope to see many of you there!

Denver Beer Company (Denver) was featured in an article about saving the Colorado wilderness areas and our water on

Tidbits: First there were East Coast and Colorado earthquakes, then a new hurricane is heading for the east coast, and now the Rockies have won 5 straight games. Must be a sign. But of what? Don't worry, relax and have a homebrew (or Colorado craft brew).

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) has several used bourbon barrels for sale. They are $50 (plus tax), and are available at the brewery. First come, first serve (must be present to purchase and no reservations). Stop by the reception area if you are interested!

Carbondale Beer Works (Carbondale) - There's a new CBW beer on today! Say hello to Redemption Amber Wheat: Light amber in color with a bit of fruity wheat flavor and a slight kick - 6.4% ABV.

Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs) stated today that 2 new 102 bbl tanks were being delivered today. It's the first step towards their upcoming Ivywild relocation project slated to open mid-2012.

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) began canning a fifth beer this month, but it will only be served in at Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, the Boulder restaurant operated by the Big Red F Group. Centro will hold a Top Rope launch party today beginning at 4pm; cans are $3. There will also be food and drink specials.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) is hosting another "Geeks Who Drink" trivia night on Wednesday, August 31st at 7pm at the brewery. Compete as a team with your friends for some cool prizes.

New Belgium (Fort Collins) received a keg label approval for a new Lips of Faith Ken's Ale - a beer brewed with natural flavors and weighs in at 4.9% ABV.

Fort Collins Brewery (Fort Collins) still NEEDS a few more volunteers for this weekends party at their brewery. FREE T-shirt, Pint glass, and 2 FREE beers on us. E-mail

Designated Driver of Colorado Springs - is a new free service in Colorado Springs aimed at helping you get home if you happen to imbibe a bit too much. Save a life (or yours) and don't drive drunk. Let them drive you and your car home. Drivers work for tips only. Sponsored by: Bristol Brewing, Trinity Brewing, Phantom Canyon Brewing and many more local businesses. For details - visit or call 719-650-3450.

Avery Brewing (Boulder) will be tapping a special taproom only brew called Summer's Day IPA on Friday, August 26th. It's an IPA spiked with tangerine peel.

Back on tap:
- Denver Beer Company - Kaffir Lime Wheat - 12pm Friday
- Renegade Brewing - Galaxy Single Hop Pale Ale - today
- Eddyline Brewery - Raspberry Wheat

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